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Buoyed by the boroughs
7/22/2019 6:30 AM
While many of the top agents on this ranking have stuck to the rarefied world of Manhattan real estate, others (particularly the largest of the teams) have aggressively ventured into the boroughs. The Eklund | Gomes Team and the Serhant Team are, for example, both pushing deeper into Brooklyn in particular. In February, Eklund | Gomes tap...Read More
 
Rudin pulls 110 Wall off the market after unusual sales pitch mentions possible WeWork “default”
7/22/2019 6:00 AM
In the sales pitch for 110 Wall Street, brokers for Rudin Management gave voice to landlords’ worst-case scenario involving WeWork: default. An offering memo circulated in recent months by brokerage Eastdil Secured cited the possibility that the co-working giant — Rudin’s sole tenant at the 27-story Financial District office building — would live u...Read More
 
Developer gambles $1B project on Reno’s tech boom
7/21/2019 3:00 PM
A developer is betting $1 billion on the largest development ever in Reno, Nevada, as the city reduces its economic reliance on the gambling industry. Jacobs Entertainment Corp. plans to transform a 20-block area on the west side of Downtown Reno into a residential and entertainment district called the Neon Line District. Colorado-based Jacobs Ente...Read More
 
Prolific spec home builder Ardie Tavangarian sells Bel Air mansion for $75M
7/21/2019 2:00 PM
One of Bel Air’s biggest mansions has sold for $75 million, one of the highest prices paid for a home in Los Angeles this year. Prolific spec builder Ardie Tavangarian unloaded the massive 25,000-square-foot home to a buyer from China, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Arya Group founder listed the behemoth abode in November for $88 million...Read More
 
A home listed for 10 dollars, but no one wanted it
7/21/2019 1:00 PM
Even when a historic home was priced for less than the cost of one month’s Netflix subscription, it couldn’t find a buyer. Of course, the true cost of the Montclair, NJ home would have been much higher than its $10 list price, because a buyer would have had to pay to move the mansion off its 2.7-acre site. Known as the “Aubrey Lewis House,” the man...Read More
 
The states with the biggest share of vacation rentals aren’t where you’d think
7/20/2019 12:00 PM
Year-round sunshine didn’t help Florida make it to the top of this vacation rental ranking. The states with the highest percentage of vacation homes are clustered in the Northeast, Bloomberg reported, citing a new study from investment property exchange firm IPX1031. Maine topped the ranking, with 19.3 percent of its homes being used as vacation re...Read More
 
Cruel and unusual: West Palm Beach plays “Baby Shark” to force out homeless people
7/20/2019 11:00 AM
Apparently inspired by the interrogators at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, the government of West Palm Beach is repeatedly playing the song “Baby Shark” on a public address system to discourage homeless people from sleeping at a city-owned waterfront pavilion. The city also is blaring other irritating children’s songs to keep the homeless away from its...Read More
 
Renowned architect César Pelli dies at 92
7/20/2019 10:02 AM
Acclaimed architect César Pelli, whose firm designed some of the world’s most distinctive buildings, died Friday. He was 92. La Gaceta, a newspaper in San Miguel de Tucumán, his hometown in northern Argentina, reported the news. Pelli, who came to the U.S. in 1952 to continue his architecture studies at the University of Illinois, saw mos...Read More
 
New owner of Toys R Us plans 2 store openings this year in small-scale U.S. comeback
7/20/2019 9:00 AM
The new owner of the Toys R Us brand will open scores of new stores this year, but only two in the United States, where the former owner declared bankruptcy in 2017. Several former executives of Toys R Us founded Parsippany, New Jersey-based Tru Kids Brands in January, and it now manages the Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Geoffrey brands. Toys R Us liq...Read More
 
This week in celeb real estate: Dr. Dre’s Woodland Hills manor hits the market, real estate mogul makes pricey condo buy…and more
7/20/2019 7:00 AM
Celebrity television star Kelsey Grammer and his ex-wife put their home on the market, and the widow of the late television star Michael Landon sold her Malibu home this week. Music mogul Dr. Dre also put his Woodland Hills manor on the market. And for something a little different: Real estate billionaire Richard Lewis bought a very pricey condomin...Read More




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Should dating apps have HIV filters?
9/15/2016 7:13 AM
Dating apps and sites offer the option to filter matches by sex, ethnicity, height or religion -- but they could be even more personal. ...Read More
 
How Grindr got men to self-test for HIV
7/25/2016 8:04 AM
Grindr, a dating app for gay men, was found to be an effective way to give out HIV self-test kits to men at risk of infection and reduce the spread of HIV, according to a recent study. ...Read More
 
When sex is bad for men, good for women
9/8/2016 11:56 AM
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When your kids think you"re always wrong
9/14/2016 11:31 AM
It can be exasperating when your tween or teen thinks you are wrong all the time, but it is often a normal part of your child"s development. ...Read More
 
How to deal with a defiant child
8/30/2016 11:07 AM
Most parents have struggled with a defiant child, but what they might not realize is that there are steps they can take to eliminate the challenging behavior. ...Read More
 
Stop the meltdowns!
8/19/2016 3:37 PM
In my house, we called it going boneless. That"s when my girls, as toddlers, would arch their backs, screaming uncontrollably, usually in a public place (of course!) and there was nothing my husband or I could do to satisfy them. ...Read More
 
Setting limits for "spoiled" kids
9/13/2016 12:27 PM
More than 10 years ago, as I headed to one of my final OB/GYN appointments before my first daughter was born, I had a moment. ...Read More
 
Toxic chemicals are hiding in your house dust
9/14/2016 9:33 AM
Researchers say 45 toxic chemicals are found commonly in your house dust, with 10 of them lurking in 90% of homes across the country. ...Read More
 
A four-day workweek could be hazardous to your health
9/15/2016 5:47 AM
The math is simple, but the implications of these schedules are different. The danger is in disregarding the effects that can occur as a result of fatigue and stress. ...Read More
 
Prescription heroin gets green light in Canada
9/14/2016 8:15 PM
Health Canada has amended its regulations to allow Canadian doctors to prescribe heroin as a treatment for those who are severely addicted to the drug. Last week"s change to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act permits doctors to apply for permission under the federal Special Access Program to offer their addicted patients diacetylmorphine: phar...Read More



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